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1. a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
2. the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
3. Music another word (esp US) for conductor


Telephone switch which translates the digits dialed into the directing digits actually used to switch the call.
A parasitic element placed a fraction of a wavelength ahead of a dipole receiving antenna to increase the gain of the array in the direction of the major lobe.
Electromechanical equipment which is used to track a moving target in azimuth and angular height and which, with the addition of other necessary information from an outside source, such as a radar set or a range finder, continuously computes firing data and transmits them to the guns.


A 3D animation authoring and playback system for Windows and Mac from Adobe. Director is used to develop sophisticated interactive games and virtual worlds. Using a bitmap-based rendering engine and supporting myriad multimedia formats, including Flash, developers script their animations in JavaScript or Adobe's Lingo.

Create in Director, Play in Shockwave
Director source files use a .DIR extension and can be edited and run between platforms. For distribution over the Web, DIR source files are published to Shockwave files (.DCR extension) that are played in Shockwave Player either within the Web browser or from stand-alone applications.

Introduced by MacroMind in 1985 for the Mac as VideoWorks, it became MacroMind Director and finally, via mergers, Macromedia Director. A version for Windows was later developed, and Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. See Shockwave, Shockmachine, shocked site, SWF and Flash.
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Because the Master of Board Directorship would have no direct experience as a senior executive, he would have to acquire his battle scars vicariously.
While such perks may give a hedonic tone to board service, they are actually the least enduring and satisfying of the joys of directorship.
And, together with his wife Maggie, who will be 61 this week, he holds directorships on four companies now in the hands of the liquidator: # Ken Thorne Car Sales Ltd (since May 1998).
Independence aside, a director's ability and willingness to perform well may ride on whether he or she has equity investments in a company, holds other directorships, sits on additional committees or is a "seasoned" player.
The investors offered the directorship to Netanyahu, including overseeing the inception of the publication and setting its perspective, but not including the day-to-day running or editing of the magazine.
His former Scottish Office colleague, George Kynoch, picked up a pounds 50,000 directorship of an English safety firm.
This ease in mixing with the Establishment, combined with Jordan's considerable people skills, helped him procure generous business and government funding for the Urban League -- as well as several lucrative directorships at blue-chip corporations.
A former NAA board member said that before Black was hired, a majority of the board voted to make its job offer contingent on her resigning her directorships.
Stability within the directorship allows for leadership on a national level to solve national problems.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will change its standards on directorship of hospital labs, bringing them more in line with CAP and Federal requirements.
Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza's directorship was subsequently renewed for a further term of two years by the General Meeting.

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